Sunrise Hiking Adventure Elopement in Telluride

Jen & John

Jen and John had originally planned on having an intimate summer wedding at a ranch outside of Telluride, however once the pandemic hit we changed plans and they decided to have an adventurous elopement with their closest friends, hiking to the top of a mountain in the dark so they could elope at a high-alpine lake at sunrise, and it turned out to be one of the most incredible days ever!

The morning of Jen and John’s elopement we hit the trailhead early in the morning and started our 3 mile hike up the mountain (one way) in complete darkness with just a handful of their closest friends. After a 1,515 ft elevation gain, we reached our destination just before the alpenglow and Jen changed into her wedding dress while her best man put wildflowers in her hair as John was getting ready just around the corer with his best man. They read their vows during the sunrise and shared their first kiss at the dawn of a beautiful day. After their incredible ceremony we had a small brunch-style picnic complete with cheese, crackers, and of course champagne and then we spend the morning enjoying the sun while we had the whole place to ourselves.

We spent the day hiking around, taking pictures, and laughing so much. We stopped by one of the most popular spots in town, Bridal Veil Falls, and wandered around the massive waterfall (Colorados tallest free-falling waterfall actually!) which was the perfect way to end such an epic day. Sometimes things don’t work out as you originally planned because the universe has something so much better planned for you!


Bridal Designer: BHLDN    @bhldn
Grooms Attire: Suit Supply        @suitsupply
Hair: Kylie Borchers  Moxie Loft    @yougotmoxie
Florist: Flowers by Ella        @_flowersbyella_
Bride’s Boots: Frye Boots
Yeti Backpack Cooler
Tai Jewelry


What an adventurous wedding- I love your work Amy BlueStar. What an amazing memory w/ beautiful pictures !! (Bride & Groom were perfect).

This is so exciting! Wish I could do this kind of adventure very soon,

Wow! I am speechless. This has got to be the most fun wedding I have ever seen. These kids are so adventurous, so real, I’d love to be their friend! I love the boots with the wedding dress, this contrast made the best photos! Ah, and the amazing nature all around! Divine!

Wow how gorgeous are these!!!! 💫💫 so amazing to be able to look back on these

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